“The 2018 Louisiana Landmarks Society Awards for Excellence in Historic Preservation honors 22 exceptional projects in New Orleans. These awards honor projects completed in Orleans Parish in 2017, which represent outstanding examples of restoration or rehabilitation of historic buildings and new construction. ”
Liz and Raul Canache, owners; LK Harmon Architects; Bernardio Marcia, contractor
Vacant since Hurricane Katrina and owned by the City of New Orleans in 2010 when named to Lousiana Landmarks Society’s New Orleans’ Nine Most Endangered Sites, this striking 1902 Queen Anne style structure, which housed a Police Jail and Patrol Center, was a victim of extreme demolition by neglect. In 2013, the building was auctioned to the winning owners, whose plans to turn the property into a bed and breakfast establishment were unanimously approved by the City Planning Commission in 2015. The Old Jail now operates as an inn to be enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.